Back In The Day, This Minnesota City Was A Mafia Mecca
We’ve all heard stories and seen movies of Prohibition-era gangsters and mob bosses. But did you know that organized crime was a stark reality of turn-of-the-century Minnesota? The Twin Cities — St. Paul, in particular — played host to a number of big players in the world of organized crime. Back in the early 20th century, St. Paul, Minnesota, was practically a Mafia Mecca.
Did you know about St. Paul’s early 20th-century history? Have you ever visited any of the well-known gangster hideouts still present in the city? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Betsy is a Minneapolis-based writer who's lived in Minnesota for 20 years. If you know of any amazing Minnesota restaurants, nature areas, or other attractions, feel free to let her know about them at email@example.com or on Twitter @betsyrathburn.